January 17, 2015 |
As his New Orleans Pelicans teammates practiced early Thursday afternoon at Temple's Liacouras Center, Anthony Davis slipped out the front doors with a trainer for a few minutes of treatment on some part of his 6-foot-10, 220-pound body. Before Davis reentered the building, a passerby - not a college student, but a middle-aged man - stopped him on the front steps and asked for an autograph. It was an understandable request. When the best 21-year-old basketball player in the world strides past you, you want something, even a signature, to preserve the moment.
February 5, 1999 |
The defense contends that the two South Philadelphia men on trial in connection with a fatal shooting near the Palestra after last year's Public League basketball championship were at the scene but were not the gunmen. The prosecution says Kyle McLemore and Nathaniel Ortiz are cold-blooded killers who waited for Anthony "Tupac" Davis to leave the March 1 game, and then killed Davis as hundreds of terrified spectators scurried for cover. Those arguments lie at the heart of this murder trial, which began Monday and featured final arguments yesterday by a prosecutor and defense attorneys.
November 29, 2007 |
Rutgers true freshman offensive guard Anthony Davis has been named a first-team freshman all-American by rivals.com and a second-team freshman all-America selection by scout.com. Davis has played in all 11 games for the Scarlet Knights, including six straight starts at right guard. In his six games starting at right guard, Rutgers has averaged 210.7 rushing yards per game. Davis has yet to allow a sack this season. Davis and the Scarlet Knights finish the regular season tonight at Louisville.
April 1, 2012 |
We have to admit we'd rather be in New Orleans dealing with late interviews and overhyped fans and crazy deadlines and the fact that CBS can't be on time for a first-game tipoff that the network itself scheduled for 6:09 p.m. but actually happened at 6:14 (did you really have to run a commercial between the national anthem and the player introductions?). But if you have to be home watching game action sprinkled among the ads, there's nothing better than following along on Twitter as Kentucky's Anthony Davis shows in no uncertain terms why he is college basketball's player of the year and the absolute mortal lock No. 1 pick in the next NBA draft.
September 8, 2013 |
The Ursinus football team opened with a 28-20 victory over the College of New Jersey in Collegeville on Friday night. The Bears' Kyle Adkins (Archbishop Wood) picked off a pass and returned it 36 yards for a touchdown that tied the game, 7-7, and swung momentum. Ursinus then scored three straight TDs before holding off the Lions. Bears quarterback Chris Curran (Ocean City) completed 13 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns. Christopher Spellman (Bishop Eustace) connected on 10 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown.
May 15, 2013 |
CLEVELAND - Cavaliers guard and Philadelphia native Dion Waiters has been named to the NBA all-rookie first team and forward/center Tyler Zeller to the second team. Waiters, the No. 4 overall selection out of Syracuse University in last year's draft, averaged 14.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists this season. Among all rookies, he ranked second in points, fourth in assists and fourth in steals per game. Waiters was joined on the first team by Portland's Damian Lillard, the league's rookie of the year, Washington's Bradley Beal, New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Golden State's Harrison Barnes.
July 25, 2013
NERLENS NOEL Position: Center How he got here: Picked No. 6 by New Orleans, traded to Sixers with 2014 protected first-round pick for Jrue Holiday and 2013 second-round pick (42nd overall). Height, Weight: 6-11, 219 Age: 19 Birthdate: April 10, 1994 High school: Tilton (N.H.) High College: Kentucky Class: Freshman 2012-13 season: Limited to 24 games after suffering a left torn ACL on Feb. 12, but led the country in blocked shots (4.4) and topped the SEC in rebounding (9.5)
June 22, 2015 |
IF YOU ARE LIKE ME, you were fixated in watching the NBA Finals. Although it wasn't great basketball from a technical standpoint, there were many amazing story lines. Led by the incredible LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers won two out of the first three games, and actually should have won Game 1, which they lost to the Golden State Warriors in overtime. Once Kyrie Irving went out in Game 1, Cleveland essentially was left with a bunch of second-stringers to play with LeBron. Nonetheless, he elevated them almost by force of will, and players such as Timofey Mozgov and Matthew Dellavedova rose way above their skill level and helped the Cavs surge into the lead.
December 7, 2014 |
Widener senior wide receiver Anthony Davis has appreciated many things about his college career, but he says the chance to compete in his own backyard has been truly special. A graduate of Chester High, the 6-foot-1, 196-pound Davis has cherished being able to star at college in the same city. And he will get at least one more chance as Widener (12-0) hosts Linfield, Ore. (10-1) in an NCAA Division III quarterfinal at noon Saturday. "More than words can explain, it has meant so much to me, to be able to play here," Davis said after a recent night practice.
October 6, 2014 |
Widener (5-0, 4-0) remained undefeated with a 44-0 Middle Atlantic Conference blanking of host Misericordia on Saturday. Anthony Davis (Chester) caught eight passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns. West Chester 41, Lock Haven 16 - Quarterback Sean McCartney (Archbishop Wood) threw for 403 yards and five touchdowns as the Golden Rams (5-0, 4-0 PSAC) downed the visiting Bald Eagles (0-5, 0-4) in a PSAC game. Ursinus 24, Moravian 0 - Nick Pustizzi (Shalick) scored on a 1-yard dive in the first half as the host Bears (5-0, 4-0 Centennial)